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Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson was an American gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist. His landmark recordings completed between 1927 and 1930—thirty songs in total—display a combination of powerful "chest voice" singing, slide guitar skills, and originality that has influenced later generations of musicians. Even though Johnson's records sold well, as a street performer and preacher he had little wealth in his lifetime. His life was poorly documented, but over... Read More

Also known asBlind Willie, Blind Texas Marlin, The Blind Pilgrim
BornJanuary 25, 1897
Pendleton, Texas, U.S.
DiedSeptember 18, 1945 (aged 48)
Beaumont, Texas
GenresGospel, gospel blues
Occupation(s)Musician, preacher
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1920s–1945
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